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Alexander Wilson: Enlightened Naturalist

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When talking about the Enlightenment, ornithology is seldom the first topic of conversation. Still, Enlightenment and ornithology converge in one important respect, that of abundance. In our time, new-wave ornithologists have renewed their faith in eighteenth-century expectations for the discovery of a gigantic number of bird species. It is at this intersection between abundant modern science and ambitious Enlightenment ideology that this remarkable collection of five essays on Alexander Wilson (1766-1813), the father of ...

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    • Title: Alexander Wilson by Edward H. Burtt Jr
    • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group
    • Print ISBN: 9781611487961, 161148796X
    • eText ISBN: 9781611487954
    • Edition: 2016
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